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Pediatric Care in Oakdale

calm child being adjustedChiropractic has many benefits for the human body, focusing on adjusting misalignments along the spine and restoring your nervous system to its optimal function.

In adults, we know adjustments help the body heal itself and alleviate many symptoms of misalignments, from neck and back discomfort and pain to digestion problems, headaches, fatigue, and much more. Children are no different. Though their bodies may be smaller, they still receive tremendous benefits from comprehensive chiropractic care.

Pediatric adjustments are done with the gentlest approach, improving the function of the nervous system and alleviating symptoms like frequent ear infections, ADHD, headaches, poor sleep patterns, and even latching and feeding difficulties in our tiniest patients.

Help for Many Childhood Conditions

Birth can leave a lasting imprint on a baby’s spine and nervous system. A lot of force can be placed upon the upper part of the baby’s neck, even if it’s considered a normal birthing process. There can also be difficulties, like when the baby’s shoulders are hung up in the birth canal, and tools are necessary to help the baby move through the canal.

All of that extra force adds up, and babies can suffer from misalignments. If left uncorrected, these misalignments can cause children of all ages to suffer from significant disruptions to their normal body function.

Misalignments in this area can later be associated with things like recurrent ear infections, headaches, tingling in the extremities, difficulty latching and swallowing in babies, and behavioral problems in school-age children.

How Adjustments for Children Work

When our chiropractic team adjusts your child, it is different from the adjustment an adult receives. Only the gentlest methods will be used. Any parent who’s had their child adjusted can tell you that it uses a very small amount of force, but it produces amazing results.

One area of focus will be the upper cervical area, as misalignments there are commonly associated with symptoms in children. When misalignments occur in this area, the additional pressure on the nerves near the ears can spur chronic ear infections.

Additional pressure from bones out of place in the upper neck can also affect the brain stem and the ability of the brain and the body to communicate clearly with one another. In turn, a symptom of this can be ADHD.

From a chiropractic standpoint, children don’t need anywhere near as much force to realign the bones in the spine, and their bodies accept the adjustments and hold them much better than adults.

Your Child Is in Great Hands With Our Team!

Drs. William Kriva, Adam DeLaForest, and Garrett Berg find adjusting their youngest patients to be an absolute joy. Through gentle adjustments, they want children to reap the benefits of chiropractic and build the best foundation possible for the rest of their lives.

They’ve seen amazing results in short periods of time for their patients and want you to experience the same for your family. Contact us today to schedule your child’s first visit, and let’s get started!



Pediatric Care Oakdale, Lake Elmo MN | (651) 578-8588